Belinda A. Aquino

Dr. Belinda A. Aquino is a former faculty member of the U.P. National College of Public Administration and Governance. She left the college to join the University of Hawaii wherein she is now a Professor Emeritus.

Dr. Aquino served as the director of the Center for Philippine Studies and as fellow of the Policy Center of Hawaii of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Her Ph.D. degree was conferred upon by Cornell University, a school within the prestigious school Ivy League in the United States.


  • Ph.D. Comparative Politics, Cornell University
  • M.A. Political Science, University of Hawaii
  • A.B., University of the Philippines


Professor Aquino conducted research on the politics of Philippine corruption, the Marcos' "hidden wealth" and recovery efforts, and women and politics.


  • Year Two of the Estrada Presidency, Journal of the International Institute, forthcoming 2000
  • Politics of Plunder: The Philippines Under Marcos (second edition with Epilogue), University of the Philippines National College of Public Administration and Governance, Manila, 1999
  • Filipino Elections and 'Illiberal' Democracy, Public Policy (University of the Philippines), 2/3 (July-Sept 1998)
  • Joseph Ejercito 'Erap' Estrada: The Centennial President, review essay, Philippine Journal of Public Administration (University of the Philippines), 42/3-4 (July-Oct, 1998)
  • The Transnational Dynamics of the Marcos Plunder Journal of Asian and African Studies, Tokyo, Sept. 1998
  • Politics and Government: EDSA as Vision and Liberation, in Lorna Kalaw-Tirol, ed. Looking Back, Looking Forward (Manila: Foundation for Worldwide People Power, 1996)
  • The Human Rights Debacle in the Philippines, in Naomi Roht Arriaza, ed. Impunity and Human Rights in International Law and Practice, (New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995)
  • The Administration of Justice in the Philippines, ed. (University of the Philippines, Center for Integrative and Development Studies, 1995)